Preventing Violence in the Workplace

Welcome to Preventing Violence in the Workplace

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Course Description

This course is designed to raise awareness about violence and domestic violence in the workplace. It offers basic information on workplace and domestic violence forms, signs, risks, hazards and prevention strategies. We’ll also provide a list of helpful resources and best practices you can refer to down the line.

Who is this course for?

  • Small business owners/employers
  • Small business managers/supervisors
  • Small business employees

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what workplace violence is and recognize it in its various forms

  • Identify the risk factors that increase the chance of workplace violence

  • Implement violence prevention program to reduce risks of workplace violence

  • Describe what is domestic violence and recognize its different forms

  • Detect when employees are exhibiting signs of domestic abuse

  • Discuss how domestic violence affect workers’ performance at work

  • Utilize strategies to talk to the victim about domestic violence

  • List strategies to prevent domestic violence from occurring

  • Differentiate between an immediate and non immediate threat and apply the correct actions for each situation

We have a lot to cover so let’s get started!

Content warning: the material in this course explores themes of violence; which some learners may find distressing.

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